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​DONE DEAL: Chelsea complete deal for Roma left-back Palmieri

Chelsea have signed Emerson Palmieri from Roma for a reported €20m plus €6m in bonuses.

The 23-year-old Brazilian, who plays international football for Italy, completed a medical at Cobham on Tuesday.

Footballitalia has leaked a photo of Emerson holding up his new Chelsea jersey, donning the number 33.

Emerson joined Roma from Santos in 2015 and has gone on to make over 30 Serie A appearances.

He will provide competition and cover for current left-back Marcos Alonso. And because Emerson never featured for Roma in the Champions League, he will be able to play for Chelsea during their Round of 16 clash with Barcelona.

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